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Information for residents concerned about the situation in Ukraine - Support for Sponsors

Apply for a visa

Once you have identified and contacted a Ukrainian person or family that you wish to sponsor, you or the Ukrainian person must apply for a visa.

A separate form must be completed for everyone who wishes to be sponsored and is intending to travel. You can fill in the form together.

You can apply for a visa on the government’s website which also contains some additional guidance.

For VISA application queries, the sponsor or applicant should contact the UKVI Support Desk - (translation services are available) 

Telephone: + 44 808 164 8810 and select one of the following options (Calls are free of charge)

  1. For the Ukraine Family Scheme
  2. Ukraine national, or Ukraine national family member, applying under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme
  3. If you are in the UK inquiring about sponsoring a Ukraine national, or Ukraine national family member under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme
  4. If you are calling from a Charity or an organisation

7 days a week, 24 hours a day     

If you are unable to contact UK 0808 numbers, you can use another number instead. 

You may have to pay so please check with your phone provider if you are not sure.  

Telephone: +44 175390 7510 and select one of the following options:

  1. For the Ukraine Family Scheme
  2. Ukraine national, or Ukraine national family member, applying under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme
  3. If you are in the UK inquiring about sponsoring a Ukraine national, or Ukraine national family member under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme
  4. If you are calling from a Charity or an organisation

7 days a week, 24 hours a day

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